A Vancouver man who punched and kicked law enforcement officers and a police dog was sentenced to 6½ years in prison Friday morning in Clark County Superior Court.The catalyzing incident happened on April 5, 2016, a handful of days after Michael J. Boyd was released from prison on a different conviction. Early that morning, the Washington State Patrol received reports of a man walking in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near East Fourth Plain Boulevard.A trooper responded, but the man, later identified as Boyd, ran across the freeway to the southbound shoulder. The trooper approached Boyd again and ordered him to the ground. Boyd ignored his commands and resisted being detained, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Superior Court.During the struggle, the trooper shocked Boyd with a Taser weapon to no effect. At one point, Boyd tried to get into the trooper’s patrol car, but the trooper slammed the door on Boyd before he got completely inside, the affidavit said.When the trooper wrestled him to the ground, Boyd punched him in the face, court records said. The trooper then drew his firearm. Boyd threw his hands in the air and began to walk into the southbound lanes of I-5. He repeatedly yelled, “(explicit) your gun!” He jumped the center median and ran across the northbound lanes to the shoulder, according to court documents.
Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact There are still mixed messages coming from the Arizona Cardinals regarding whether quarterback Drew Stanton will be healthy enough to play Sunday against the Houston Texans.Stanton says he’s making progress after suffering a knee injury last week, but backup Blaine Gabbert could be the guy to start against Houston.Arizona isn’t revealing its hand. Fair enough.However, Mike Jurecki of The Blitz with B-Train and Jurecki on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station reports Gabbert is expected to start under center. On this edition of Vinny & Skinny with Jurecki and co-host Vince Marotta presented by Arizona Central Credit Union, the guys explain why it makes sense that Gabbert is the man at quarterback. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 2 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories “If he’s 80 percent, I don’t know why you want to risk (Stanton),” Jurecki said.That Arizona is playing the scary pass rush of the Texans, led by Jadeveon Clowney, might have something to do with it. Adding to that worry is a Cardinals offensive line that lost D.J. Humphries last Thursday and is moving right tackle Jared Veldheer to the other side of the line to replace him.True, Houston is without starting quarterback Deshaun Watson along with pass rushers J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus.Likely, it doesn’t matter. Protecting Stanton and giving Gabbert a look sooner rather than later makes sense.“They still have some guys who can get after the quarterback,” Marotta said. “Blaine Gabbert is fresh as they come right now.”Every week, Vinny & Skinny will break down the Arizona Cardinals’ previous game and look ahead at their upcoming matchup.You can also “like” Arizona Sports on Facebook and see Vinny & Skinny broadcast live. read more